The first time I picked up a Larabar at the grocery store, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Meghan became instantly addicted, wanting to eat them for her snack every day. At $1.79 a pop, that just wasn’t going to happen. I started experimenting in the kitchen and found out that making them at home was insanely easy. She loves the Peanut Butter Cookie Bars and Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Bars I make for her and I personally like the homemade versions better than what you get in the store.
When my parents came for Christmas and brought all kinds of homemade goodies, including some dried bananas my dad made in his dehydrator, I knew instantly that I’d be adding a banana-flavor to my ‘Larabar’ repertoire. The flavor of these little “cookies” is incredibly similar to banana bread, but without all the sugar, butter, and flour. With only 4 ingredients, this is a healthy and delicious toddler snack!
I always used to shape my ‘Larabar’ creations into bars, just like the kind you get in the store. Then one reader commented that she cut them into a cookie shape. I gave it a try and was hooked! I can’t find the comment and don’t remember what reader it was, but I want to give a big thank you for the suggestion! If it’s you, ‘fess up and take credit! The cookie shape is perfect for little hands and makes me feel like I’m really indulging in a cookie.
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